Competence Courses

NODA 2018 offered four additional competence courses March 15 at 10 AM – 5 PM, parallel to the Academic Track . The courses were only open to those who are have registered for the conference.

All courses took place at Södertörn University and had a limited number of seats that were offered on a first come, first serve basis.

The cost of course was 2,000 SEK + VAT and included lunch, coffee, breakfast sandwich and afternoon coffee.

After 1 of March the registration became binding

Data Journalism Crash Course

A crash course on finding stories from data for beginners who wish to learn about the data journalism mindset and how to interrogate data with Excel.

The course was led by award-winning Helena Bengtsson and Linnea Heppling, data editors at the Swedish Television and experienced trainers.

The workshop was open to 20 participants.

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Python Crash Course

This course served as an introduction to Python programming for journalists, led by three experienced trainers from from J++: Jens Finnäs, Leo Wallentin and Sascha Granberg .

Learn basic data analysis, visualization and story finding with Python Pandas, workflow and best practices.

The workshop targeted fairly experienced data journalists and developers and was limited to 20 participants.

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How to coach data journalists

This pre-conference crash course was offered to those who are editorial leaders coaching data journalists and investigative reporters along with other duties. At the course participants met top Nordic editorial leaders who described their experience in day-to-day work, methods, tools, cases and experiences. Participants were given the chance to voice their challenges and get advice.
A special lecture was also given on the role of technology to help restore and maintain trust in journalism in the fake news age.
The course was open for up to 40 participants. The lecturers were from both press and broadcaster as well at professional teachers. The course was possible to be tailored for groups of editorial leaders from one company.
The course was set up in cooperation with Mediebedriftenes Landsforening (MBL) in Norway.

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Journalism for developers

This course was meant for those who know how to code and are interested in journalism, which is an advantage since it is probably easier than having journalists learn how to code.

In this course,  participants got to meet with experienced data journalists and developers who are experienced in journalistic projects. The course offered updates on journalistic ethics and publishing dilemmas.

The course was set up in cooperation with Mediebedriftenes Landsforening (MBL) in Norway and was open for up to 10 participants.

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